Friday, January 18, 2008

Friday Morning


I am looking forward to this day, not for any special reason, but just because it is an ordinary Friday. I should be able to get a lot of work done. I should be able to finish up my work for the lectures I am to give at school tomorrow. I have had more than one moment of panic over this. And Pam, yes, I do intend to write on the black board. The classroom is in a circa 1950 building - with a black board. Not green, not white... but BLACK. It is also wired for computers, but I LOVE that black board.

Yesterday I spoke with a former boyfriend over the phone for an hour or so. For my long time readers, he was my brief, intense fling from the summer of 2006. I am so glad that after a while I realized that the man was slightly unhinged, I believe he started drinking about a month into our 'relationship'. He has come totally unhinged now. God bless him. He, a man who once held a high-profile elected office, is now facing jail time - for violating a restraining order! I feel so bad for him and his sons. What a terrible toll this disease takes. All judgment flies out the window. I am thankful that I can be his friend. I hope that this is his bottom and he needs to go no farther down into the horrible abyss that is alcoholism.

I better get myself rolling today. Oh, what a wonderful feeling it is to look forward to a day and have no dread.

18 comments:

dAAve said...

Does a whiteboard have black chalk?

I am glad that today you are where you are - at.

Kathy Lynne said...

Sober is better! TGIF!

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Pam said...

You need the metal holder thing for the chalk so you don't get it on your hands and clothes.
You need to make sure you wear a blouse with sleeves so you arms don't jiggle in front of the class...just sayin. Your arms probably don't jiggle though.
sorry....micky is hearing the lambs again.

Zane-nawwaa said...

I hope you got into your day before you read Micky.
Enjoy the BLACK board. I did not think they still existed. Enjoy your day. You are loved.

Scott W said...

In grade school my mom always bought those chalk holders and we gave them to our teachers for Christmas. I love the feel of those old smooth black boards, and the grit of the chalk as you write or draw. We had a reversible one in our basement play room, green on one side and black on the other. I loved doing big drawings on it. Thanks for the memories.

And LOL @ Pam re: Mickey hearing the lambs again. It's such a creepy statement.

Mr. Anderson said...

Happiness is a State of Mind. Glad to see that you live there.

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lash505 said...

Is that the old one that went away?? Its to cold for a visit.. 20's yikes. I wait 4 weeks.. New restaurant and york street..

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Scott said...

prayers for your friend... I like blackboards too!

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for your inspiring posts.
I also am an alcoholic who blogs. You can find me at http://frankiecon.blogspot.com. I am in the early stages of my recovery and finally I am enjoying life in its good and bad times.